Koh dismissed some of the claims in the case while allowing others to proceed to pretrial fact-finding.
"I'm going to lift any stay of discovery, and discovery is going forward," Koh told lawyers.
Apple, through applications on iPhones, collected data on customers' geographical locations even after users said they didn't want to share the information, Scott Kamber, a lawyer representing customers, said in court today.
"I don't want any obstruction here," Koh said, threatening Apple with sanctions if she learns of any "game play" during the exchange of information before trial. The judge told Apple she wanted the company to start turning over relevant documents to plaintiffs' lawyers by May 17.
Apple wanted the case dismissed on the basis that the customers failed to identify a "single, concrete injury inflicted on any one of the plaintiffs here, much less one that is traceable to defendant Apple Inc."